- About the programme
- How to apply
- Visiting Fellows Research Seminars
- Visiting Fellows 2014-2015
- Previous Visiting Fellows
- Call open until 28 October
- Central Asia Fellows 2014
- Research visits at the Aleksanteri Institute
- Joint funding applications
- Other opportunities at the University of Helsinki
Director of the Visiting Scholars Programme
Head of International Affairs
tel. +358-(0)50-563 63 07
Coordinator of the Visiting Scholars Programme
tel. +358-(0)50-415 05 71
aleksanteri-fellows [at] helsinki.fi
P.O.Box 42 (Unioninkatu 33)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
office +358 50 3565 802,
fax +358 2941 23620
aleksanteri [at] helsinki.fi
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Visiting Scholars Programme
The Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholars Programme provides an opportunity for highly qualified scholars in Russian and Eastern European studies to visit the Aleksanteri Institute and the University of Helsinki for a period of one to three months, supported with a monthly grant, which in the academic year 2014–2015 is 2700 €. Aleksanteri Visiting Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research and interact with other researchers at the Aleksanteri Institute and with the wider academic community at the University of Helsinki and in Finland. Each Visiting Fellow has a research host working on a related theme and helping to establish contacts with the research community in Finland.
While the Aleksanteri Institute is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki, it also has a national function, acting as the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies. Therefore, Visiting Fellows may also accept invitations for short visits to Finnish universities other than the University of Helsinki. The Aleksanteri Institute is coordinating the Finnish Centre of Excellence “Choices of Russian Modernisation”, funded by the Academy of Finland for the period of 2012-2017. The CoE is run together with the University of Tampere.
Starting from the academic year 2008-2009, the Visiting Scholars Programme has invited over 90 Visiting Fellows working on various fields and themes within social sciences and humanities, and representing 24 countries from Europe through North America to China.
Read more about the Visiting Fellows having worked with us during the years 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
The next call for proposals will be open from 8 January till 20 February 2015.
Visiting Fellows Bettina Renz, Arthur Mason and Barbara Falk, spring 2013
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